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Master of Public Health

Environmental Health

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Master of Public Health

Address:
Sturzebecker Health Science Center
855 S. New Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Name: Dr. Lynn Carson
Phone: 610-436-2245 | 610-436-2138
Email: lcarson@wcupa.edu

Environmental Health Track

Environmental Health

Environmental health sciences represent the study of environmental factors including biological, physical and chemical factors that affect the health of a community.

Competencies: Upon graduation a student with an MPH should be able to:

  • Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.
  • Describe genetic, physiologic and psychosocial factors that affect susceptibility to adverse health outcomes following exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Describe federal and state regulatory programs, guidelines and authorities that control environmental health issues.
  • Specify current environmental risk assessment methods.
  • Specify approaches for assessing, preventing and controlling environmental hazards that pose risks to human health and safety.
  • Explain the general mechanisms of toxicity in eliciting a toxic response to various environmental exposures.
  • Discuss various risk management and risk communication approaches in relation to issues of environmental justice and equity.
  • Develop a testable model of environmental insult.

These competencies were developed by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), 2006.

Prospective MPH Student Information Sheet - Environmental Health Track

Advising Sheet:

Contact:
Dr. Charles V. Shorten
610-436-2360
cshorten@wcupa.edu